The recurring theme at the TedMed conference earlier this month was the application of Moore's Law to health care. As Robin Carey noted after the conference on Social Media Today, the idea that Moore's Law could be driving health care innovation "has given American medicine a sense of inevitable optimism."
Moore's Law, which is more a rule of thumb than a law, originally applied to computer hardware and the notion that the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years.
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Enjoy this week's stories! COMPUTING: Moore’s Law Shows Its Age Don Clark | Wall Street Journal "At first, Moore’s Law was largely a yardstick for chip engineers. It gradually became a... read more
FIFTY YEARS of Moore’s Law. “Fifty years ago this month, Gordon Moore forecast a bright future for electronics. His ideas were later distilled into a single organizing principle—Moore’s Law—that has driven technology forward at a st...
Yesterday’s jammed-packed day at TEDMED has been outstandingly summarized and diarized by Patricia Salber. The recurring thread that I noted throughout a fruitful day of talks was that Moore’s Law, the formula for the exponential gr...